Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A group of people put their hands together in a circle.
Vision:
To cultivate an environment where all are provided the tools and opportunity to thrive – knowing they are included, valued, and understood.

Mission:
United, we are Moore. Diversity of culture, talent and thought is key to a collaborative, innovative, and successful business. We are committed to fostering a workplace reflective of the communities we serve – one where employees feel empowered and encouraged to bring their authentic selves every day. Together, we will build an inclusive environment for all members of the Benjamin Moore community through equitable practices, transparency, and partnership.

Benjamin Moore is on a journey to create a more diverse and inclusive culture. Over the last year, we spent time gathering baseline data, developing a three-year plan and starting a Diversity Advocacy Group made up of more than 120 representatives from underrepresented groups and allies.

Members of the Diversity Advocacy Group participated in workshops and strategy sessions to develop our overall vision and mission and identified priorities for the coming year. To help govern the Diversity Advocacy Group, we brought together thirteen individuals representing all verticals within the organization, each bringing experience and perspective to the role. Members will serve two years and help ensure progress is made towards our established goals.

In 2022, the company will focus on education + awareness, increasing representation, and transparency. We will also reevaluate our physical spaces and adjust where needed so all employees feel safe and comfortable in the workplace.



Multi-Generational Talent

Our employees represent a cross section of generations, bringing diverse thought, experience and passion for the brand, and reaffirming our belief that culture, talent, and varying perspectives is key to a collaborative, innovative, and successful business. The workforce at large is changing, and those changes are reflected in our population.

Since 2014, the proportion of our workforce that includes members of the millennial generation has increased from 14% to 41%.



Five employees in a Benjamin Moore conference room using virtual and in-person communication.


Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

Our Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF)—a grassroots ERG founded five years ago by women at various levels of the organization—drives open dialogue among all employees to address workplace topics. In 2021, more than 400 employees participated in seven events focused on topics such as Developing Your Personal Presence, Self Confidence in the Workplace, and Imposter Syndrome. Men represented 25% of participants.

The Wild Ones Environmental Group offers environmental and outdoor enthusiasts at our research and development facility—a Wildlife Habitat Council-certified site—the opportunity to engage with nature, monitor various local species, and nurture our sprawling campus for all of its inhabitants. The Purple Martin bird population is a core focus, with the team tracking the migration of the species annually and providing special feeders. The team monitored 33 bluebird nest boxes as well as maintained and monitored five Purple Martin housing units with 42 nest cavities.
A female Benjamin Moore lab tech works with Benjamin Moore AURA Interior paint.

Product

We are committed to delivering products to our customers that are innovative, effective, safe, and minimize our impact on the environment.

Several Benjamin Moore employees enjoy lunch in the Montvale café.

People

Our diverse workforce forms one team collectively working toward shared success and continuing a more than 135 year legacy.

Next to a 1.7 megawatt solar array, large samples of exterior paint colors and products are tested in the test farm.

Planet

Our employees are engaged in environmental stewardship at work and in the community.

A man in a wheelchair and a woman in a home with beige-painted walls, large houseplant and wood floors.

Partnerships

Our goal is to inspire and transform communities through partnerships and programs that open doors, provide stability and preserve our history.

A river flows through a lush, green forest.

Corporate Responsibility Overview Archive

Reports from previous years are available for download.